As if I hadn’t struggled ENOUGH over the past few years as my birthday calendar stirs up music memories like:
“I Got You Babe”…
“I Heard it Through the Grapevine”
and the worst one of all– “Whiter Shade of Pale”..
If you are one of my younger friends–GOOGLE IT! I still love you! :)))
So now–in the middle of a world challenging PANDEMIC…I am now being classified as “ELDERLY”.
Can it get any bleaker?
Of all the things I could get worried (and this IS serious–STAY HOME!) about now lets add no hairdresser appointments and colors that I had hidden for years suddenly taking authority over my head!! I need chocolate!
Of course I am just kidding–(kind-of).
I can’t hide my age from my family anyways–they KNOW I am technically challenged!! That is a dead giveaway–anyone under 40 was born with a technology gene that automatically knows how to set up a SMART TV! The truth is–I am far better at techie stuff than most all of my friends, even the younger younger ones. Still, as good as I am with ZOOM, social media and LIVE chats–this week nailed me–pretty much every thing I’ve tried to do online has BOMBED! So much so that I finally heard God’s still small voice say–“PRAYER CHAIR!! PRAYER CHAIR! PRAYER CHAIR!”
I love and adore my “Prayer Chair”. It is over 30 years old and the best seat in my house. It was in storage for almost 2 years during our transition from Florida to Georgia. It now sits by a lovely bay window in our new home and looks out over a tree covered hillside. Stacks of Bibles, journals, devo books and study books are scattered all around me. Colorful markers and writing pens are piled under a tall turquoise lamp. I almost always have a hot cup of coffee or tea and about 10 varieties of reading glasses (elder here). Each morning I am joined in prayer by birds of every kind, chipmunks and squirrels, and often a deer or two.
God doesn’t have to drag me there–I absolutely love that spot but when so much is going on in the news and online, sometimes I slip into joining that chatter too soon after prayer.
As an Enneagram 2/3 Achiever/Helper, I am all over WHAT CAN I DO??
How can I help?
What is my next action step?!
Surely Lord, you have huge assignments for me? I mean I can’t even go over and help my son and daughter-in-law with my 3 youngest grands because I am an ELDER!!
After a few busted attempts here and there–I finally got the God message yesterday–“Pat, you can pray! Just pray. Sit in that chair and lets talk about this”
So, that is what I am doing the most of.
Between prayer chair sits–I am strolling our new property–3 1/2 lovely acres in NW Georgia with hills and trees and springing flowers galore!
I hope it will help you if I will share my prayers–I hope you will join me in The Unstuck Woman Club on Facebook Live to hear today’s prayer.
One last thing for now–If you are looking for a FAITH FILLED READ I pray you will consider my book Life Unstuck: Finding Peace with Your Past, Purpose in Your Present and Passion for Your Future. It is a real life breakdown of Psalm 139 and Jesus knows we need those words right here–right now!
Both the YOUNG and the “Elderly”.
Hugs and Prayers for now–
Melissa Henderson says
In the midst of this crisis, God is still with us and holding us in His loving arms. Stay safe and healthy Pat. 🙂